(With apologies to my non-lawyer friends)
If Lord Denning had any intellectual honesty:
Scene: The Court of Appeal
Judge: ...And for those reasons this action must fail. I dismiss the appeal of Lord Denning.
Denning's Lawyer: What?! You can't be serious!
Judge: [Annoyed] And for that display of bad faith, I order him to pay costs to the court.
Denning's Lawyer: But what you said doesn't bear any relation to the established law!
Denning: [Impressed] No no, fair's fair. After all, he mentioned equity a bunch of times *and* he told a nicely obscure story to go with it!
Denning's Lawyer: [Shaking his head] Oh well, at least there's always the House of Lords...
Denning: [Baffled] The Lords? Why would we want to pay any heed to them?